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Coschem is the abbreviated name given to the Society of Cosmetic Chemists South Africa.

We are a professional Society for Scientists and other individuals in the cosmetic and allied industries. We provide an opportunity to exchange ideas of common interest. Ultimately, we offer education and training to our individual members.

Coschem also endeavours to provide light relief during the year with social functions such as the annual golf tournament, the ladies day and the year end luncheon which brings members together to share in some fun.

Based in Johannesburg, with Lyndsay Calenborne as the incumbent president, the Society of Cosmetic Chemists South Africa is affiliated to the IFSCC (The International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists).


  •  Promote the advancement of science and technology in the cosmetic and toiletries industry.
  • Aim to improve the scientific knowledge of the individual members.
  • Promote high ethical standards of cosmetic science.
  • Provide the means for the dissemination and interchange of knowledge pertinent to cosmetic science.
  • Encourage research in cosmetic sciences.
  •  Maintain contact and promote dialogue with relevant industry bodies.

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Executive Council 2016

Lyndsay Calenborne- President /Chair of Social & Membership Committee

Kirsten Scott – Vice President

Conny Oberrauter  - Immediate Past President

Roy Gardiner -Honorary Treasurer

Wayne van Wyk -Honorary Secretary/Chair of Scientific Committee

Council Members 2016

Allison Barty

Erica de Kock – KZN Chapter

Jill Gardiner -  Chair of Education Committee /Education Officer

Gillian Kuhn

Ronald Makola

Kim MacCallum  – Chair of Lecture Evening Committee

Bridget MacDonald – Secretary General

Shanaaz Samsodien – CT Chapter

Roshelle Serpaul

Janine Wilson - Chair of Seminar Committee

Ivor Zwane



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